Now, in general, activists annoy me, but this is something else entirely. This kid, Alex Asch, was attending Institute for Social Ecology, a radically inclined institution of higher education located in Plainfield, Vermont. His parents hired two juvenile transport officers to remove him from the Institute. After removing him from the school he was forced to go to Turnabout Stillwater, a juvenile rehabilitation program located in Utah affiliated with the Mormon church. There he will be held against his will until his 18th birthday in June 2004. They did this by having him diagnosed with "Oppositional Defiance Disorder", which is defined as a disorder including symptoms such as often losing one's temper, arguing with adults, actively defying or refusing to comply with adults' requests, deliberately annoying people, blaming others for mistakes, being touchy or easily annoyed, and often being spiteful, vindictive, or angry.
Is it just me, or is this pretty much the definition of your average teenager? The sad part is that ths is all completely legal...and that scares me the most. By those standards, ANYONE that speaks out on anything, ANYONE even vaguely radical in ANY direction, can be labeled 'disordered'.
Read more here. Be afraid.